English 7 -- Argument Essay 

Mastery Objective: 


Students will complete an argument essay on an issue raised in the novels Red Kayak or A Single Shard. 

For Red Kayak the issue is for students to define values, ethics, and morals and identify daily choices that challenge their integrity.  

For A Single Shard the argument is "Are characters born brave, or is courage developed by facing fears?"   

Students find newspaper articles where people have upheld their integrity or abandoned it.  




Red Kayak 

 Harvard Accuses 125 of Cheating  
Fibs Flow on Job Applications 
 Cheating in the Classroom, Cheating Yourself  

A Single Shard

Sixty Years Later, the Story of PT-109 Still Captivates  
Foundation Honors Courageous Women Journalists  


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